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Friday June 18th
Glen Campbell was at #1 on the Billboard country album chart with Galveston. The singers thirteenth studio album spent 11 weeks at #1 and 26 weeks on the chart. The album features session drummer Hal Blaine who has played on 50 #1 hits and worked with numerous artists including Elvis Presley, John Denver, The Ronettes, Simon & Garfunkel, The Carpenters, and The Beach Boys.
Born on this day in Ada, Oklahoma, was Blake Shelton, country music artist. In 2001, he made his debut with the single “Austin” released from his self-titled debut album, which went on to spend five weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country charts.
Born on this day in Walnut Creek, California, was songwriter, record producer and record label executive Michael James Ryan Busbee (known professionally as busboy). He worked with Keith Urban, Jon Bellion, Kelly Clarkson, Florida Georgia Line, and Lady Antebellum. Busbee was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 2017 for his work on Maren Morris’ debut single, “My Church.” He died on September 28, 2019 from brain cancer age 43.
Rhinestone starring Dolly Parton and Sylvester Stallone, premiered at Nashville’s Roy Acuff Theater. The Dolly Parton-composed soundtrack produced two Top Ten country singles: “God Won’t Get You” and the chart-topping “Tennessee Homesick Blues”. Parton stated in her memoirs, My Life and Other Unfinished Business, that she regards the soundtrack album as some of her best work.
Born on this day in Milton, Delaware was singer and songwriter Jimmie Allen. His 2018 single “Best Shot” taken from his debut album Mercury Lane. was a #1 Airplay hit.
George Strait was at #1 on the Country chart with Carrying Your Love With Me. The album produced four singles for Strait on the Billboard country charts. “One Night at a Time”, the title track, and “Round About Way.”
Chad Brock was at #1 on the Country chart with “Yes!” the second single from his album of the same name. The track enjoyed three weeks at the top of the chart.
It was reported that Country singer Johnny Rodriguez had been arrested on drugs charges after police stopped the singer west of Oklahoma City on a complaint of speeding. Officers then found what they believed to be bags of marijuana, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and an open container of beer in Rodriguez’s pickup truck. He was released on $6,500 bail.
Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard were at #1 on the Country album chart with Django & Jimmie. The sixth and final album collaboration between Nelson and Haggard and Haggard’s final album prior to his death in April 2016. The song “Django and Jimmie” is a tribute to musicians Django Reinhardt and Jimmie Rodgers.